Monday, 26 September 2011

Join a Jury!

Are you in Berlin? Are you interested in young writing? Do you enjoy wielding power over literary hopefuls? Are you free on the first weekend in November?

Then why not join the taz-Publikumsjury at this year's Open Mike contest? All it takes is a very brief application and you too could be rubbing shoulders with the stars! I applied last year and they took me, so they can't be all that fussy. You don't get paid but you do get food and drink and separate toilet facilities, plus a taz goody-bag (although guys, the T-shirt was way too small).You can read about how exciting it all was here. I particularly valued the chance to talk about writing in a very focused way, including plenty of arguments and a little bit of exasperation. In fact I enjoyed it so much I might just apply again and hope nobody notices.

Here's what they say:

Bitte senden Sie uns ein kurzes Schreiben: Was interessiert Sie an junger deutschsprachiger Literatur? Sie bringen Zeit mit, am 5. und 6. November in der Wabe in Berlin den Vorträgen der WettbewerbsteilnehmerInnen zuzuhören und verleihen im Anschluss an die Vorträge den Preis. taz-Literatur-Redakteur Dirk Knipphals steht der Jury betreuend zur Seite.

Ihre Bewerbung senden Sie bitte bis 15. Oktober 2011 an oder per Post an taz-Werbung, Stichwort "open mike", Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 23, 10969 Berlin.

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